Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.
9 to 5
Chicago: Teen Edition
In The Heights
Who We Are!
The Free Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3, student-run, tuition-free company for students in 9th-12th grade who are passionate about creating theater. Through our mentorship and advisory program, students are trained to be leaders in the creative and production processes, taking on the positions of Director, Music Director, Choreographer, and Stage Manager, and Crew/Design Leads for our full-scale musical productions. Students are supported by a team of mentors, working professionals in DC/MD/VA theatre, who serve as resources and advisors throughout the year.
The Free Theatre Non-Discrimination Policy: The Free Theatre shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, sex, race, color, background, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical, mental or sensory disability, matriculation, socio-economic status, political or religious opinion, or affiliation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
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our TENTH show!!
Auditions are open for students in grades 9-12!
Performer applications are HERE!
Tech and Crew applications are HERE!
More information about our schedule and leadership team can be found HERE!
You will find all the information you need in the application. Please apply as soon as possible to reserve your space!
2024 info will be
up by April 1st!
Check out our 2023 schedule for a general idea of classes and timing. We will likely do those classes again, plus add some new ones! If you have a suggestion for a class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WE LOVE ARTS GRANTS!!!
We have recently received generous grants from:
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
AND The Maryland State Arts Council!
We have also added a Patron Accessibility Mentor, and a student coordinator to our Admin Team!
The Free Theatre is committed to creating a more accessible experience for all members of the community who want to attend our productions.
OUR ANTIRACISM PLEDGE:
As an actively antiracist organization, we are condemning, speaking up, and taking action against systemic racist practices and microaggressions in theatre and in the greater community.
* We are committed to diverse, color-conscious casting, and expansive hiring of BIPOC designers, board members and staff.
* We are learning from BIPOC leaders in the community about ways we can effectively usher change into our lives and communities.
* We are retooling our programs to engage in the work that needs to be done to amplify BIPOC voices and those of other marginalized communities.
* We are striving to be leaders in active antiracism, and we welcome and encourage your engagement.
* We have formed an internal committee to actively focus on becoming an antiracist theater company. BIPOC are represented and amplified in the fiber of our organization.